Streets for People Collingwood
For a More Active, Sustainable and Safe Community
How Do We Get There?
Our three big ideas to move Collingwood forward
Collingwood could be the best place in Ontario to Walk, Bike or Wheel, creating a safer, more connected community that fosters social cohesion and independence for people of all ages and abilities. We can get back to a time when kids of all ages could walk or bike to school safely, create new spaces for neighbours to meet one another and build a more sustainable community that is less reliant on cars, all while still providing mobility and access for people who drive. Learn more below.
Quick wins to make active travel safer by using existing streets in a new way. Reduce cut-through traffic, lower speeds and make walking and cycling the primary users. Cars are still allowed, but they're treated as guests, not the primary users.
Protected Bike Lanes
Improving safety for all road users through targeted investments on key routes
Open Streets and School Streets
Open Downtown to people by removing cars. Create space for patios, children's events, outdoor shopping and more.
School Streets close streets in front of schools to traffic during pick up and drop off, letting kids get to school actively and safely.
Our streets are the largest source of public space in our community. Taken together they occupy more land area than all our parks, open spaces and recreational facilities combined. But when that public space is designed with cars in mind first, it excludes many people - children, seniors, people with disabilities and those who can't drive.
At Streets for People Collingwood we believe that our streets should connect us - to our neighbours, our environment, our destinations and our community. We envision a future where every trip by every resident is comfortable and safe in our Town, and where walking, cycling and wheeling are prioritized for a more vibrant, sustainable future.
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"Bicycling is a big part of the future. It has to be. There’s something wrong with a society that drives a car to workout in a gym."